WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred Baumann Library's annual Summer Reading Program for children and teens, “Libraries Rock!” ends on Aug. 19. It’s not too late to join! The library encourages all children and teens to participate.

"Participating in summer reading at the library is one of the best ways to prevent summer slide," said Allie Steiger, youth services librarian. "Reading every day in the summer can keep your child prepared for school in the fall. There is still time left to come to the library to participate in this awesome and totally free program."

According to literary leader Scholastic, many children, especially struggling readers, forget some of what they've learned or slip out of practice during the summer months.

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Scholastic suggests these strategies to help your reader improve their reading during the summer and beyond:

Six books to success: Research shows that reading just six books during the summer may keep a struggling reader from regressing.

Read something every day: Encourage your child to take advantage of every opportunity to read.

Keep reading aloud: Reading aloud benefits all children and teens, especially those who struggle.

In addition to its Summer Reading Program, the library would like to let local high school students know that it has copies of the Passaic Valley High School summer reading selections available for them